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Mark Kermode’s best films of 2017

Cannibalism in France, a latterday Our Gang in Florida, three women in Tel Aviv, and – at last! – a Blade Runner sequel are among the year’s must-sees

• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full

To get a sense of how many great movies played UK cinemas in 2017, just look at some of the outstanding titles that didn’t make my top 10 list. From Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (brilliantly adapted from Sarah Waters’s novel Fingersmith) to Anocha Suwichakornpong’s dazzling By the Time It Gets Dark, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (featuring an Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert) and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius (with Sônia Braga in breathtaking form), there was a dizzying array of delights on offer. Even so-called mainstream cinema seemed particularly adventurous this year, ranging from Patty Jenkins’s rip-roaring Wonder Woman to Christopher Nolan’s overwhelming Dunkirk, Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping Detroit, Edgar Wright’s pulse-racing
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Ava DuVernay to Receive Producers Guild’s 2018 Visionary Award

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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is recognizing Ava DuVernay’s commitment to making “topical films and television shows focusing on important social issues.” Variety reports that the “Selma” director is the recipient of the PGA’s 2018 Visionary Award. She’ll be presented with the prize at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 20.

“The emergence of Ava DuVernay as a producer and filmmaker has been one of the great developments of the past several years,” stated PGA Awards Chairs Amy Pascal and Donald De Line. “Whether in scripted features, television, or documentaries, her unique voice, skill, and passion have inspired countless audiences throughout our country and around the world. She is, by any standard, a visionary storyteller, and we are excited to be honoring her as such in 2018.”

Previous Visionary Award recipients include Megan Ellison (“Detroit”) and Laura Ziskin (“Lee DanielsThe Butler”).

DuVernay is just
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‘Detroit’ Team Talks Dealing With Film’s “Emotionally Testing Material” In Pursuit Of Greater Goal – The Contenders Video

‘Detroit’ Team Talks Dealing With Film’s “Emotionally Testing Material” In Pursuit Of Greater Goal – The Contenders Video
Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit can be a difficult film to watch and was surely a difficult film to make. But her reasons for taking on the biographical drama of the 1967 Detroit race riots were always clear, allowing her to persist while wading through emotionally difficult terrain. “If you think of race as the third rail of this country, I think it's something that is perhaps incumbent and imperative for all of us to try and do something about,” Bigelow told Deadline’s Mike…
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The Power and Timeliness of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s ‘Detroit’

The following content has been sponsored by Annapurna Pictures. “Detroit,” the latest triumph from the award-winning team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, is a story about both 1967 and 2017. Aided by a skilled ensemble cast, the film dramatizes with vivid and visceral precision the horrors of a particular summer night in Detroit, Michigan, striking at the heart of injustices still urgently relevant to the U.S. today. As they did with “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” Bigelow and Boal bring their cinematically intense focus to recent American history, creating a moviegoing experience resembling both drama and documentary. Nominated for four NAACP Awards including Best Film, “Detroit” features a fiercely committed cast of standout performers: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Hannah Murray, John Krasinski, and more. The cast has been honored with the Actors Fund Community Service Award, recognizing their cohesive ensemble
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Kathryn Bigelow Salutes Her Below-the-Line Colleagues on ‘Detroit’

Kathryn Bigelow Salutes Her Below-the-Line Colleagues on ‘Detroit’
Annapurna’s “Detroit” is being re-released in theaters today, Dec. 1, and awards screeners were recently sent out. The film was written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, their third collaboration after “Hurt Locker” (in which both won Oscars, with the film named best picture) and “Zero Dark Thirty.” In an email to Variety, Bigelow cited the work of her below-the-line colleagues on “Detroit,” set during the 1967 uprising.

Production designer Jeremy Hindle

Jeremy Hindle is a master craftsman. Sifting through hundreds of photographs from the time period, Jeremy can identify the handful of frames necessary to create an entire three-dimensional universe in which the story may live, and out of a single image he creates a color palette which will influence and guide all aspects of the film, from photography to sets to wardrobe. Jeremy not only provides a visual landscape, but he burrows far beneath the surface, meeting with people from the period, discovering the narrative
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‘Detroit’ Editors William Goldenberg & Harry Yoon On Three-Camera Cuts & “The Magic Of Kathryn Bigelow”

‘Detroit’ Editors William Goldenberg & Harry Yoon On Three-Camera Cuts & “The Magic Of Kathryn Bigelow”
Speaking to editors on the awards circuit, the name that comes up over and over again is William Goldenberg. An Oscar winner for Argo and a five-time nominee, Goldenberg has collaborated recently with the likes of Kathryn Bigelow and Angelina Jolie, working with the former most recently on Detroit, alongside Harry Yoon. Fortuitously rising from assistant visual effects editor to visual effects editor on Zero Dark Thirty, Yoon is experiencing his breakthrough year, coming…
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‘Detroit’: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Questlove chat Kathryn Bigelow film ahead of awards season re-release [Exclusive Video Interviews]

‘Detroit’: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Questlove chat Kathryn Bigelow film ahead of awards season re-release [Exclusive Video Interviews]
With awards season ramping up, Annapurna now has a re-release Kathryn Bigelow‘s “Detroit” in select theaters starting this week. The film recounts the 1967 Detroit riots, centering on the murders of three black men during an all-night police raid at the Algiers Hotel. Gold Derby recently chatted with stars John Boyega and Will Poulter, plus songwriter Questlove, about their work […]
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‘The Big Sick’ Star Holly Hunter Readies for Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs

‘The Big Sick’ Star Holly Hunter Readies for Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

– The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Holly Hunter with the Career Achievement Award at its annual Film Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include Annette Bening, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Lynn Redgrave.

Holly Hunter’s career is filled with many memorable performances including her Academy Award-winning role in ‘The Piano’ as well as other films including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Firm,’ ‘The Incredibles’ and more,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in an official statement. “In her recent film ‘The Big Sick,’ she brings comedy and poignancy as a mother coping with her daughter’s coma, while bonding with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. It is our great honor
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New to Streaming: ‘Happy Together,’ ‘Detroit,’ ‘Silence,’ ‘Irma Vep,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow)

Late into Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama recounting the racial terrorism that took place at the Algiers hotel during the 1967 Detroit riots, one of the innocent, young black men who’s been tortured for nearly the entirety of the movie is given a chance at escape. The camera follows him in his moment of triumph as the man weaves around corners, back alleys, and under a
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Holly Robinson-Peete To Honor Her Mother At The Actors Fund's 2017 Looking Ahead Awards

The Actors Fund announced today that actress Holly Robinson-Peete will honor her mother, Dolores Robinson, with the Judy & Hilary Swank Award for Parenting at the 2017 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday, December 5 at 6pm at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Tickets are currently on sale at www.actorsfund.org/LookingAheadAwards.

As previously announced, The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards will also honor Kellie Martin (The Looking Ahead Award For Education), Charlotte Rae (The Shirley Temple Award); the youth cast of NBC’s This Is Us (The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness) and the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s film Detroit (The Looking Ahead Award for Community Service).

Hosted by Corbin Bleu, the fourth annual gala raises awareness and financial support for The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead Program while shining the spotlight on performers who inspire the world by living the program’s five core values: education, community service, mentorship, social awareness and healthy parenting.
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‘Detroit’ Songwriter Questlove On Systemic Injustice: “I’m Mad As Hell, Man”

‘Detroit’ Songwriter Questlove On Systemic Injustice: “I’m Mad As Hell, Man”
As he wrote the song "It Ain't Fair" for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed period drama Detroit – about the 1967 12th Street Riots – The Roots frontman Questlove had a message for people complacent with the status quo. That message was one of anger and discontent. Featuring singer-songwriter Bilal, the song not only underscores the odious event that took place 50 years ago at the Algiers Motel, which left three black men dead at the hands of law enforcers, but also the…
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Actor Roundtable: Tom Hanks, James Franco and More on "Predators Everywhere" and Secrets of "Legends"

Actor Roundtable: Tom Hanks, James Franco and More on
The Post. "Goings-on about town, that kind of thing. I'd like that."

James Franco (The Disaster Artist), 39, also likes writing, which he has done in numerous forms. John Boyega (Detroit), 25, opts for architecture; Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), 62, for being a cook or a farmer; Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), 59, for continuing his...
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Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani, Timothee Chalamet Among Recipients for Virtuosos Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani, Timothee Chalamet Among Recipients for Virtuosos Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has tapped Daniel Kaluuya, Gal Gadot, Hong Chau, John Boyega, Kumail Nanjiani, Mary J. Blige, and Timothée Chalamet for this year’s Virtuosos Award.

Kaluuya will be recognized for his work as Chris Washington in the satirical thriller “Get Out,” Gadot for her portrayal as the titular character in “Wonder Woman,” Chau for her performance as Ngoc Lan Tran in “Downsizing,” Boyega for his role as Melvin Dismukes in the crime drama “Detroit,” Nanjiani’s fictional version of himself in “The Big Sick,” Blige as Florence Jackson in “Mudbound,” and Chalamet’s role as Elio in “Call Me By Your Name.”

“We are thrilled to celebrate this diverse group of actors who have earned their place as some of the most talented individuals working in the industry today,” Sbiff executive director Roger Durling said.

The Virtuosos Award is given annually to artists who have distinguished themselves through breakthrough performances in film
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Santa Barbara Film Festival: Gal Gadot, Daniel Kaluuya, Others Honored With Virtuosos Award

Santa Barbara Film Festival: Gal Gadot, Daniel Kaluuya, Others Honored With Virtuosos Award
The 33rd annual Santa Barbara Film Festival said today it will bestow the 2018 Virtuosos Award upon a roster of actors and actresses with breakthrough performances in buzzworthy, awards-season films. Those being honored include Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name). The Virtuosos Award recognize a group of…
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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Gal Gadot, Timothee Chalamet Among 7 Tapped for Virtuoso Honor

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Gal Gadot, Timothee Chalamet Among 7 Tapped for Virtuoso Honor
Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), John Boyega (Detroit), Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Hong Chau (Downsizing), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) will receive Virtuosos Awards from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced Wednesday.

The presentation, which will be moderated by Dave Karger for the eighth time, will take place Feb. 3 at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre as part of Sbiff's 33rd edition, which is set to run Jan. 31-Feb 10.

"2017 has seen a variety of breakout performances," Sbiff executive director Roger...
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‘Detroit’ Stars On The “Eye-Opening” Experience Of Participating In Haunting Historic Drama

‘Detroit’ Stars On The “Eye-Opening” Experience Of Participating In Haunting Historic Drama
“It was eye-opening to find out about a time in history that, for one reason or another, we were never taught [about] in school,” Laz Alonso says of his experience with Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow’s latest historic drama about the Algiers Motel incident during a tragic period of racially-motivated police brutality in the Michigan city. “The fact that, throughout all of our lives, this isn’t required learning—that in a city like Detroit, of all places, that economically and…
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The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead Awards To Honor "Detroit," "This Is Us," Kellie Martin And Charlotte Rae

The Actors Fund announced today that the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film Detroit will be honored with the Looking Ahead Award for Community Service at the 2017 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday, December 5 at 6pm at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Tickets are currently on sale at www.actorsfund.org/LookingAheadAwards.

The award, honoring an ensemble cast who exemplifies giving back to the community, will be presented to a number of the film’s stars: Laz Alonso, Joseph David-Jones, Nathan Davis Jr., Austin Hebert, Malcolm David Kelley, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Leon Thomas III, Samira Wiley and Tyler James Williams.

The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards will also honor actresses Kellie Martin (The Looking Ahead Award For Education) and Charlotte Rae (The Shirley Temple Award); and, as previously announced, the youth cast of NBC’s This Is Us (The Looking Ahead Award for Social Awareness).

Hosted by Corbin Bleu,
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Doc NYC Review: ’12th and Clairmount’ is an Evocative History Lesson

Produced collaboratively by the Detroit Free Press and community institutions, 12th and Clairmount is a rare immersive look at Detroit during the unrest of 1967, the same time period chronicled through the lens of the Algers Hotel massacre in Kathryn Bigelow’s horrific Detroit. Directed by Brian Kaufman with the assistance of longtime beat reporters, the film tells the story of common Detroit residents of color as the city experiences white flight to the suburbs. Kaufman chooses to tell the story through 400 reels of 16mm home movie footage donated by families, news footage, newspaper clippings, voice-over, and crude drawings. The drawings, which look as if they were provided by the paper’s courtroom sketch artist, don’t create as polished a portrait as a film like Keith Maitland’s Tower.

12th and Clairmount, despite its name, isn’t focused on a single event. Rather it’s a commemorative film in which
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